Japan proposes legalising commercial whaling

Tokyo considers ending the 33-year-old ban, saying most species have rebounded, but it's facing opposition from the IWC.

by

    Japan is proposing an end to a 33-year-old ban on commercial whaling, saying it is time because most whale species have rebounded from being endangered at the time the ban began.

    It is facing opposition at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil this week.

    Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports on Japan's proposal, and how it hopes to change minds at the IWC.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.